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[Obama Stooge] Lew asks Congress for debt increase, says itís 'not open to debate'
The Hill ^ | 5/17/13 | Peter Schroeder

Posted on 05/18/2013 12:07:17 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Friday urged congressional leaders to raise the debt limit and insisted that the White House is not going to negotiate over the increase because lawmakers have "no choice."

"We will not negotiate over the debt limit," Lew wrote. "The creditworthiness of the United States is non-negotiable. The question of whether the country must pay obligations it has already incurred is not open to debate."

Lew said that while President Obama is willing to discuss plans to reduce the nation's deficit with Congress, those talks must be kept separate from any effort to raise the nation's debt cap.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


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Lew the stooge says it isn't open for debate...


1 posted on 05/18/2013 12:07:17 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

if the creditworthiness of the United States is not negotiable, then pay down some of the d***ed debt for a change!


2 posted on 05/18/2013 12:08:35 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: SoFloFreeper

The arrogance of simply telling the Congress what to do.

This administration gets more and more demanding ever day.

Time for Congress to step up and tell them to get ______


3 posted on 05/18/2013 12:11:39 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: SoFloFreeper

When will the indictments and arrests begin?

OR will there be no accountability and a whirlwind
of citizen anger like never before in history?


4 posted on 05/18/2013 12:11:53 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: faithhopecharity

Have him ask the Fed for it, they are already creating $85 billion/mo that we will never pay off, what’s another trillion here or there?


5 posted on 05/18/2013 12:12:27 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: faithhopecharity

Keep those printing presses rolling!!! Soon inflation will be so bad that we will be looking at ten dollar/gallon gas. Which is just what the Progressives want anyway.


6 posted on 05/18/2013 12:12:48 PM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: Diogenesis

Since you put in an option, I predict option #2.


7 posted on 05/18/2013 12:14:11 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He sure is an arrogant ahole, isn’t he? Wait til the republicans bring him in for questioning in regards to the IRS abuse of power!! That hopefully will take his arrogant attitude down and notch or two.

These people are truly tempting the gods with their in your face lawlessness,arrogance and thuggish behavior.


8 posted on 05/18/2013 12:14:35 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Dear Local Bank:

I have maxed out all my credit cards from other banks. Give me another. The question of whether I must pay obligations I have already incurred is not open to debate.

Sincerely,

John Q. Public
Local Idiot


9 posted on 05/18/2013 12:14:41 PM PDT by TKeith
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To: SoFloFreeper

That is not “asking” then. It is DEMANDING with no possible review.


10 posted on 05/18/2013 12:15:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: faithhopecharity

11 posted on 05/18/2013 12:17:42 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Arrogance is a characteristic of the Leftist pack mentality.


12 posted on 05/18/2013 12:19:18 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Proud contributer to the Free Republic Q-2 Freepathon.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Coming soon - Son of Sequester
13 posted on 05/18/2013 12:19:51 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
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To: SoFloFreeper

Here’s your increase: Gut the IRS. Gut the EPA. Gut the Energy dept. Gut Agriculture. Gut Housing. Gut HHS. Gut DHS. Gut Education. Gut Labor. Repeal ObamaCommieCare. Cut all govt salaries, pensions and perks by 25%!!


14 posted on 05/18/2013 12:20:04 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I say call him before Congress to explain his understanding of the US government whereby the Executive Branch can state something and Congress isn’t allowed to debate it. I want to see this. Shut down the government then. Make them grovel or default. Call their bluff.


15 posted on 05/18/2013 12:20:27 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: SoFloFreeper

I wonder what the bastard is going to say to the Chinese when they stop loaning us money?


16 posted on 05/18/2013 12:20:43 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: a fool in paradise

I remember when Congress controlled the ‘purse’.


17 posted on 05/18/2013 12:21:17 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Well, I guess that’s settled. If there is no debate, that’s an ultimatum so the 0bama administration will need do it alone. Another breech of the separation of powers and another article of impeachment.


18 posted on 05/18/2013 12:23:07 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Something tells me that this time, ODimwit may pull the trillion dollar coin thing or declare, as the Executive Branch, the debt limit unconstitutional.


19 posted on 05/18/2013 12:23:36 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: SoFloFreeper
says it’s 'not open to debate'

It never is with Obama. This know-it-all knows better than Wall Street when it comes to financial regulation, better than the bankruptcy code when dealing with the GM restructuring, better than Congress when dealing with Libya, and better than healthcare professionals, the insurance industry, and the majority of Americans when it comes to healthcare. There is NEVER time to debate ANYTHING, or even to read the laws that Mr. know-it-all assures us MUST be passed. But we must trust his judgement, because he knows more about everything than anyone else.

Except, of course, when his own Administration does something. Then he knows nothing at all. He know nothing about Fast & Furious, nothing about Benghazi, nothing about the IRS and nothing about the DOJ's AP scandal.

Amazing, isn't it? He knows EVERYTHING that is not his business, and NOTHING that is.

20 posted on 05/18/2013 12:24:41 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: The Duke

The Chinese stopped loaning us money several years ago; I had not heard they had started again.


21 posted on 05/18/2013 12:24:51 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: chesty_puller
I remember when Congress controlled the ‘purse’.

That was before we had presidents "smart" enough to use the IRS and FBI to blackmail Congressmen.

22 posted on 05/18/2013 12:27:03 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: SoFloFreeper
insisted that the White House is not going to negotiate over the increase



Oh, OK.



How about "NO."

I believe that meets the stated criteria...

.

23 posted on 05/18/2013 12:29:52 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: SoFloFreeper

If it wasn’t “open to debate” Lew wouldn’t have to ask.


24 posted on 05/18/2013 12:30:47 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Cut all govt salaries, pensions and perks by 25%!!

Hey boss, I think the idiots that passed those laws should be forced to live under them as we do. Screw their pensions, make them depend on social security and 0 bummer care. I bet they will either fix 'em or repeal 'em.

25 posted on 05/18/2013 12:31:03 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Not up for debate?

Then it's not up for a vote, Mr. Lew.

26 posted on 05/18/2013 12:31:07 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Cementjungle
That was before we had presidents "smart" enough to use the IRS and FBI to blackmail Congressmen.

I go back to Eisenhower so I've seen others do it, but never like this. I have also been so honored to carry an open umbrella for Carter.

27 posted on 05/18/2013 12:36:19 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Drudge headline ....

JACK LEW DEMANDS DEBT HIKE...

'Not open to debate'...

28 posted on 05/18/2013 12:36:22 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Bad idea. Don’t ever try to tell blowhards that they can’t blowhard. In this case, the obvious choice is not to raise the debt limit, but to slash spending.


29 posted on 05/18/2013 12:36:53 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Das Fuhrerprinzip


30 posted on 05/18/2013 12:40:14 PM PDT by gasport (I ain't got no guns.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
when this administration gets caught on their less than ethical activities the SOP is always; double down and deflect blame while simultaneously tripling the effort to win at whatever the issue. Lew's insistence is very likely just the beginning of what is to come, in that, this administration has decided to double down on a scandal wide basis. Now that's confidence!
31 posted on 05/18/2013 12:43:35 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: DuncanWaring
The Chinese stopped loaning us money several years ago; I had not heard they had started again.

I head read somewhere the other day that the Chinese were still financing our debt. I'll leave it to others reading this to clarify...

32 posted on 05/18/2013 12:45:00 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: Jim Robinson

Amen.


33 posted on 05/18/2013 12:45:46 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Why stop at 25%? Cut it by 50% and tell them to be happy with the job they can never be fired from.


34 posted on 05/18/2013 12:46:27 PM PDT by mazda77
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yessa Bossman!


35 posted on 05/18/2013 12:51:18 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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36 posted on 05/18/2013 12:52:17 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: grumpygresh

They’re trying to turn us into North Korea. And it’s working. Those weren’t Americans that voted for this dick-tator. They wouldn’t know liberty if it was stamped on their foreheads.


37 posted on 05/18/2013 12:56:40 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Tell the IRS to assess the libs.


38 posted on 05/18/2013 12:57:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SoFloFreeper

The revenue is higher than ever before, and they need more money? No!


39 posted on 05/18/2013 12:58:08 PM PDT by vpintheak (We are the chosen few! Be thankful for it!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."

~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006


40 posted on 05/18/2013 1:05:15 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“The question of whether the country must pay obligations it has already incurred is not open to debate.”

Oh, Good!

Then you’ll just shut up about it?!?!


41 posted on 05/18/2013 1:21:38 PM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: penelopesire

Lew should be fired immediately!!! He is the head manager of the IRS!!! When the team fails, the coach gets fired. Lew must go!!!


42 posted on 05/18/2013 1:22:14 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: penelopesire
If Lew is on the same page as Obama about debt ceiling then I'm sure the former White House chief of staff knew about this at the time too. A subpeona seems to be in order for the new Treasury Secretary.
43 posted on 05/18/2013 1:27:08 PM PDT by vg0va3
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To: Venturer

“Time for Congress to step up and tell them to get ______”

“bent?”


44 posted on 05/18/2013 1:45:26 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SoFloFreeper.


45 posted on 05/18/2013 1:50:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
hey, Lew... SCREW YOU!!!
46 posted on 05/18/2013 2:00:39 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SoFloFreeper

folk you Jack Lew the answer is no


47 posted on 05/18/2013 2:11:29 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: budwiesest

voting machines voted for this dicktator


48 posted on 05/18/2013 2:14:01 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Mr. Boehner, it is high time that you grow a spine and tell this arrogant pricks where to go.

If you do not, I will see you and your party as willing accomplices to tyranny.


49 posted on 05/18/2013 2:15:55 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: onyx

The answer to that question is so that the left can continue to take from the producers in order to bribe identity groups for votes through wealth redistribution. It’s not because the money is truly needed for anything. Agencies are constantly coming up with ludicrous ways to use all of their budgeted funds in order to demand even more money next time with which to bribe identity groups. That’s why poverty is redefined and will never be considered to have been eradicated, that’s why the left is so anxious to bring in new groups of people who will suck off the public teat. The already present groups have reached the point to where “poverty” is defined as not having a cell phone and cable TV. The left is running out of ways to justify new expenditures in the name of “poverty”, so must import new impoverished groups. Also, they enact policies which reward people for poverty-inducing behaviors, such as single “motherhood”. They don’t wantto end poverty, they want to maintain their threadbare excuses for confiscation of wealth from workers in order to expand government and bribe identity groups.


50 posted on 05/18/2013 2:16:06 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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